Beef & Liberty
” A great hamburger takes time to make, we think this one will be worth the wait”
Beef & Liberty, originally from Shanghai, set up shop in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district and has since been the go-to place for burger lovers and basically anyone else who appreciates good food. Being the food junkie that I am, I decided to give it a try along with three of my friends. And I must say we were not disappointed.
With its large space, floor to ceiling windows, wall murals and overall industrial vibe, Beef & Liberty pulls off the perfect ambiance for a burger and craft beer restaurant. It’s casual but sleek; it looks and feels like a place where creative ideas are born.
We kicked off our meal with the Chili Cheese Fries (HKD68) from their Specials Menu. It was simple but still very tasty.
We ordered the Chili Burger and the Lamb Burger for our main dish. We split them between the four of us. The custom-baked buns were particularly good – they complemented the meat really well.
The Chili Burger (HKD118), which had jalapeno slices, caramelized onion and harissa yogurt, was so delicious. The meat was tender, juicy and perfectly cooked. It had the perfect amount of heat – enough to satisfy my taste for spicy food but not too much to overpower the flavor of the patty itself.
The Lamb Burger (HKD108) was also very satisfying. The mint yogurt and cumin went along splendidly with the Welsh lamb, which was really flavorful and had just the right amount of the gamy taste.
Overall, we found both burgers exceptional. The portions were generous, but not so big that you would feel bloated afterward. More importantly, they didn’t leave a greasy sensation in our mouth, which can be a problem with other gourmet burgers.
For our first round of dessert, we ordered the Eton Mess (HKD63) which is a meringue dish with whipped cream, strawberries and berry coulis. It was a very sweet affair and was such a pleasant change to our palate.
But nothing could prepare us for the heavenly delight that is the Warm Skillet Cookie & Cream (HKD59). Perfectly sweet and chocolaty, a mixture of warm and cold, it’s everything a dessert should be and more. This is definitely a must-try.
For our refreshments, we got the Moscow Mule (HKD80), Young Master Classic Ale (HKD75) and the Summer Cup (HKD85). Along with the burgers, they made for a perfect combination.
If reading this has made you want to drop by this place, make sure to visit on a Wednesday to take part in their Wednesday Keg Days. From 6 p.m. onwards, they will be opening a Young Master Ale keg and serving it for free (FREE!) to anyone until it runs out. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for other special events and promos
Address : 23 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Photography by : Kay Dulay
Instagram : http://instagram.com/beefandliberty